Joyce Ann Jefferson

Sunflower, Sunflower County, Mississippi, USA
Death 29 Sep 1983 (aged 23)
Waterloo, Black Hawk County, Iowa, USA
Burial Unknown
Memorial ID 148428842 · View Source
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Joyce Ann Jefferson was born January 1, 1960, at Sunflower, Miss., the daughter of Nathan Jefferson and Cecil Purnell.

She’d resided in East St. Louis but most recently had lived in the Waterloo area.

She was reported missing from Waterloo, Iowa, on Sept. 29, 1983, and her body found Oct. 8, 1983, in a grassy ditch in the 1700 block of Black Hawk Road in southwest Waterloo.

Her death was ruled a homicide and currently remains unsolved.

Survivors included two daughters, Tomika Jefferson and Marquitta Jefferson, both of East St. Louis; a son, A.C. Jefferson of East St. Louis; her mother; 10 brothers, Lovie D. Thomas of Carthage, Miss., Willie James Jefferson, Jimmie Thomas and LeRoy Jefferson, all of East St. Louis, Alonzo Jefferson of Oklahoma City, Gentry Hicks of Fort Madison, Monroe Hicks of Cape Giradeau, Mo., Nathan Jefferson Jr. and Ernest Jefferson, both of Milwaukee, and Bobby Joe Jefferson of Sandstone, Minn.; and two sisters, Cora Jefferson and Sarah Ann Jefferson, both of East St. Louis.

Her father preceded her in death.

Services were held at Officer Funeral Home in East St. Louis, Ill., with Chapel of Memories East in charge of arrangements.

Joyce’s mother passed away on Aug. 26, 2011 without seeing her daughter’s murder solved.

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  • Added: 28 Jun 2015
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